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  1. Finn

    Can you believe this???

    Possible reliance on safety devices/procedures doing what they are supposed to do, seen it before many times. Also they may have had TP (target practice) ammo loaded but still it will doing damage. Jari
  2. Here is one with a shiny nose section while the rest looks flat: Jari
  3. Finn

    HKM 1/32 Lancaster Kit review

    Nice detail for the most part but the bombs are some what lacking IMHO, almost looks like they copied the ones from the Tamiya 1/48 Lanc. Also note the bombs have the one lug moulded on and have you attach the bombs using the two pins: but the British used the single lug suspension for hooking bombs on. Jari
  4. Finn

    Trumpeter "Clear Edition" SBD.

    A few parts are clear, check the photos here: http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=2735&l=en Jari
  5. Finn

    HK Lancaster.

    Here are some deep SBCs, with a couple of smaller ones waiting to be loaded: Jari
  6. Finn

    HK Lancaster.

    True but then there is this pic: the middle SBCs don't look to be that much lower than the outside ones. Jari
  7. Finn

    X15A-2 reference

    Try one of the links here: http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/search?q=X-15 Jari
  8. Finn

    HK Lancaster.

    One thing i noticed about the pic showing the bomb load posted earlier in this thread: it shows 4 bombs across all level but most pics with 4 across show the middle two bombs are a bit lower: Jari
  9. Finn

    HK B-17...D??? 23/9 the "aisle stand" :)

    Hi Craig, if you check here: http://www.avialogs.com/index.php/item/56225-an-01-20eg-4-parts-catalog-b-17g-aircraft.html on pg 204 of the reader it shows the hydraulic system of the B-17G, it might be close enough for your version. Jari
  10. The A-6E used it as well: Jari
  11. Steve i think the pod just attaches directly to the pylon as there isn't much clearance for an adapter on the c/l pylon. Here is one just removed from a Harrier: Jari
  12. Finn

    CF188B weapon load?

    Hi Rob. I was in Baden from 83-87, first on the CF-104 and then the CF-18, we had 2 CF-18Bs, 918 & 919 (which crashed in 87) . They got loaded just like the single seaters, for alerts 2 AIM-9 on the tips, 2 AIM-7 on Stn 4 & 6 (the Sparrows showed up just after i left), 3 external tanks were carried at times leaving Stn 2 & 8 for VERs with mainly 2 BL-755, or 2 Mk-82 Snakeyes, 2 LAU-5003 rocket pods or 2 Mk-20 Rockeyes. When 1 ext tank was carried, Stn 5, the wing pylons each had VERs with the above weapon loads for a total of 8. Jari
  13. Finn

    CF188B weapon load?

    If you are doing early 90's then no pods, late 90's just the Nitehawk targeting pod, the Sniper pod came later. Here is a little history of the C-18: https://documents.techno-science.ca/documents/CASM-Aircrafthistories-CF-18Hornet.pdf in it you'll find out when and which pods came into use by the CF-18 among other details. As for other things to hang from the stations, it depends on which time period and which squadron you are doing but the B could carry anything the single seater could. The basic air to air load was 2-4 Sparrows (2 Stn 4 & 6, 4 Stn 2,4,6 & 8) and 2 Sidewinders. Air to ground early 90's, your standard bombs, rocket pods and cluster bombs. Only for squadrons stationed in then West Germany in the early 90's would carry a mixed loaded of live air to air and air to ground weapons. Late 90's Maverick, GBU-12 and GBU-10 were added to the CF-18's arsenal. Hope this is a start, once you decide which era i think i can be of more help. Jari
  14. I loaded them on the MN-1A on the CF-104 which required being on one's belly and since the ejectors on the MN-1A were springs, more than a few Mk-106s got a bit bent out of shape trying to get them to lock but if they locked on, we left them on. Jari
  15. Nice work as always however a slight correction, the fuel line is aft of the bomb rack inside the pylon: the large black one in the pic above, with the air vent beside it along with electrical connections. The one you have is the ejector piston for the bomb rack, which normally is positioned against the store anyway so you are good to go, you may want to the add the extra plumbing if you so desire. Jari